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November 12, 2019
The day that changed our history


It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
We were in lawful possession of our ranch that fateful morning.
On the morning of November 12, 2019, we had no reason to think our Idaho Ranch, personal belongings, or family were, or could be, at risk or in jeopardy. We were fighting a wrongful foreclosure, but an appeal was in place and our judicial options for protecting our property rights were not exhausted. All laws, regulations, truth, facts, and authentic evidence were, and are, on our side. New evidence proved fraud and collusion and reversed all judgments in favor of PHH and JPMorgan Chase. We had not been served or noticed any eviction or ejectment had been initiated or was in place. All previous efforts to evict or eject us had been retracted and cancelled. Handling such actions is the responsibility of the local sheriff, and Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz had given us his professional assurances and personal word that no new eviction or ejectment had been initiated by the bank. He promised to let us know immediately if anything changed. We woke up in America that fateful morning believing we had the lawful right to be safe and secure in our cozy log home in Idaho. Irrefutably, we were in rightful and lawful possession of our Idaho Ranch. We were not criminals who warranted or deserved a militaristic or SWAT style raid. We were simply homeowners who were getting our day started. Chores were already finished. We had hung our American flag. Our normal morning routines were completed or in process. The morning topic was who to invite for Thanksgiving dinner.

We were innocent homeowners getting ready to eat breakfast.
The Sheriff's message came in around 8:30 a.m. He called to ask if we could come down the mountain for a 9 a.m. visit at his office. We were preparing to eat a late breakfast so we asked if we could schedule it for a different time. He told us he had a 9:30 a.m. meeting with the County Commissioners and would like to meet with us first. He stated nothing was wrong and that he just wanted to give us an update. To honor him and his schedule, we set our breakfast back in the oven and prepared to head his way. Little did we know our lives were about to be changed forever.


It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
This is not a warranted eviction or ejection. Our family is being persecuted.
We are the Nick and Donna Nickerson Family. We are natural born, English-speaking, law abiding, conservative Christian American nationals who have lived our lives trusting and believing America was a free country. We have owned our Idaho Ranch for almost two decades. We are not problem causers, do not have criminal records, and are certainly not a cult or a part of a cult. Though these false accusations add to a future movie drama on what has happened to us, and may help Clearwater County with much needed damage control for their unlawful invasion of our lives, none of the these character assassinations have any merit whatsoever. Evil men have run out of ways to explain why they hate good people like us so they are spreading these lies to try to discredit us. The legal system calls this slander, libel, defamation of character, and other such prosecutable crimes and torts. Their false accusations will be dealt with in due time. We are a family who loves God, loves others, and loves each other. We work hard, devote ourselves to walking in integrity, and give of ourselves and all God has blessed us with in abundance. Our story is simple. We refused to be JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo's silent victims. We fought back to expose their criminal activity and the systemic corruption allowing them to get away with it. Because we fought back, they persecuted our family, faith, livelihood, character, professional and personal reputations, self-funded family outreach ministry (not a 501c3), and entire financial portfolio. The only reason ever given to us for their attack is they hated us and people like us, and wanted to throw us and our children out on the streets. Why? Because we are Christians. What has happened to us should compel every American to take notice and be forewarned. If you take the time to read our story, you will be shocked beyond reason by what has happened to us in America.


It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and RaidPhoto courtesy of Dave Johnson
Big banks hired the police powers of the State to invade and dispossess us of our Idaho Ranch.
Most recently, what happened to us is Clearwater County, Idaho invaded our Idaho Ranch in an armed raid without cause, right, or authority. We arrived at the courthouse that fateful morning and warmly greeted Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz with outstretched hands. Good morning. It is good to see you, Sir. His response will forever be remembered by our family. His words have forever changed the peace, innocent serenity, and security of Clearwater County, Idaho, and America at large. He told us we were evicted as of that moment, he had already established a hard perimeter around our ranch, all personal belongings were being seized and were now owned by the bank, and we would be arrested if we tried to return to the ranch. He showed us a writ he admitted he had never served that was stamped Serve and Leave in red at the top. The writ was over sixty days old, which means a dangerous precedent is being set by allowing it to be executed. This writ was digitally signed by an appointed judge when an appeal regarding the ownership of the property was in place to reverse his summary judgment. No trial by jury has ever occurred. As required by I.C. § 11-102, the writ was not sealed with the seal of the Court, not subscribed by the clerk, and not lawfully issued in the name of the people. All these defects were violations of the law and rendered the writ lawfully nonbinding and unenforceable. Further, this writ did not even authorize our personal belongings (goods and chattels) to be removed until we were served and given opportunity to remove them ourselves. We made these objections, but were ignored. We requested opportunity to remove our personal belongings, but were denied. We were told the eviction was done and everything on the property now belonged to the bank. We explained the bank had no judgment against our personal property. We graciously informed Chris Goetz of our intentions to head to the property and offered him the opportunity to go ahead and arrest us. He declined. So we approached officers in the hallway to ask them to stop the unlawful seizure of our property. They listened but chose to do nothing. Our family started making phone calls to let others know what was happening to us. On the way out, we stopped by to solicit the help of the District Court, the County Commissioners (who were in session), Court Clerk Carrie Bird (who could have long ago exposed the forged and contradictory documents in the county records), the Clearwater Tribune (who told us they would not be sending a camera to cover the invasion of our ranch), and a few others to let them know what was happening. Not one of these public officials or local representatives made any attempt to do anything to stop the tragedy and travesty that was occurring. We filled the car with gas, then headed up the mountain.

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
We watched as those we thought would protect us just followed orders to hurt us.
On the way up the mountain, we pulled over on pullouts when we had service to make phone calls. We were still trying to obey the law, even though the law had just turned on us to join our attackers, abusers, and oppressors in an armed invasion of our Idaho Ranch without right or cause. A large number of Idaho State Police flew past us exposing their ambush plan. After we made several stops, and it was obvious we knew what they were doing, a few Idaho State Police assumed escort position behind us to follow us up the mountain. The police parade reminded us of Washington D.C. when the Trump entourage was pulling out of the White House to head to Trump Hotel for a Freedom Conference, except our entourage had more officers. One of the State Police pulled over on the side of the road ahead of us. We stopped to give him one of our It Happened To Us cards, try to explain what was really going on, and ask for his help. His gruff responses demonstrated he was just a Just Following Orders kind of guy, pretty dangerous type if you have ever read history. Anyway, he communicated our family could only continue up the mountain, not go back down toward town. Without a warrant and outside any lawful authority, the police powers of the State of Idaho intervened in a civil matter, when it was in appeal before the Idaho Supreme Court on the very issue of ownership. PHH and JPMorgan Chase knew and know they cannot lawfully dispossess us. So, what did they do? They manipulated Idaho law enforcement like robotic minions to seize our ranch and take our possessions and personal belongings and prejudicially change the status quo.

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
Snipers with assault rifles were staged around our property.
As we said earlier, we realized we were driving into an ambush on the way up the mountain. One family member inside the house provided details of what was happening at the ranch. Audio - Idaho Ranch Invasion. Neighbors and friends were travelling toward us to warn us snipers were in the trees and bushes. Law enforcement had staged snipers on neighboring properties without notifying or obtaining permission from the property owners. We found out later they had been in position since at least the wee hours of Tuesday morning. What was built to be a peaceful mountain retreat was being raided in a excessive police power publicity stunt because of our honesty, transparency, and trust with, and in, Sheriff Chris Goetz. Despite any false narratives released to the public or misrepresentations made to his deputies, Sheriff Goetz knew he and his men were not in danger from our family in entering our property. We had made every effort to communicate and work with every request he had made of us, including meeting him that morning. His militaristic invasion was not an attempt to keep the peace or protect anyone, especially not our family. It was Clearwater County declaring war on an innocent family, their trust, their security, their rights. It was someone we thought was a friend to us and a champion of freedom betraying us and selling out any alleged commitment to human rights for a $40 check. The police powers of the State of Idaho invaded our ranch and violated our rights to privacy, security, and peaceful tranquility when we had committed no crime, were in a place we were lawfully allowed to be, and no judgment against us allowed them to act, do or perform the acts they committed at our ranch. These officers got to feel and act like they were big, bad, scary, and dangerous as they played out their war game scenario. All of this was done at the expense of a patriotic, law abiding, freedom loving American family. Independently and corporately, as they willfully, intentionally, maliciously and unlawfully executed their paramilitary exercise, the value and worth of our American citizenship was trampled under their feet. Was this the day freedom died for America, or just our family?

Audio - Idaho Ranch Invasion.


It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid



Just following orders in the State of Idaho on November 12, 2019, meant holding our unarmed American family at gunpoint with AR15 assault rifles while law enforcement officials and their hired accomplices pillaged, looted, and destroyed our personal belongings, treasured memories, and private property. These dastardly deeds were executed without cause, right, warrant, or justification through the comprehensive denial of due process, revocation of our Constitutional rights, and outside the confines of any alleged authority in law. These were not the acts of good guys or peace-loving superheroes trying to keep freedom, liberty, and justice for all alive and well. Rather, these were paid mercenaries of private corporations widely known to be mortgage robbers and terrorists who were just following orders as they used excessive police force to kill the American dream. As a matter of law, fact, and reality, we were in rightful possession of our ranch that morning. Perverted, twisted, oppressive, and tyrannical political agendas precipitated this assault, but do not and cannot change the truths of the matter. Idaho law enforcement and officials from all three branches of our American government attacked American citizens on our homeland by their actions and inactions. Is this still the land of the free and the home of the brave?

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid


We were allowed limited access to the property to remove our livestock after the raid.
On November 13, 2019, two of our adult children were granted access onto the ranch to remove our livestock and do a walk through of the property. Nick and Donna were denied access to accompany them. They were escorted by an agent of JPMorgan Chase. They were allowed to survey the possessions remaining on the ranch and take pictures and video of the damage to our buildings. We were originally told nothing but the livestock could be removed from the property during the walk through or we would lose access to all our other personal belongings. During the walk through, we were allowed to get a few aloe vera plants and chicken needs. We were told the bank would allow us to return to get the rest of our remaining belongings, just not that night.

What we found at our ranch was shocking.
Costly and irreparable damage was done to the entry of our log home. Broken glass was left lying on carpet and wood floors to rip and scar it. Solid metal doors were destroyed. Door facings and trim were ruined. Expensive matching locks were broken beyond repair. A water heater was intentionally drained onto carpet that was covering a wood floor to destroy its structural integrity (see below). Jellies and pie fillings from broken canning jars were left lying on vinyl flooring and not cleaned up so it would permanently stain the flooring. Mud was tracked all over white carpet. The destructive acts witnessed were hateful, mean, cruel, vindictive, malicious, and appalling. Why would a bank maliciously destroy a property they were stealing for unjust gain? To hurt us. Why would a bank choose to destroy an asset rather than find a resolution with a homeowner who wanted to keep their home? To persecute and punish us. When Sheriff Goetz asked the bank what it would take for us to keep our ranch, they told him they were not interested and that we, the Nickerson Family, could not keep our ranch. He had indicated their answer was all he needed to see this was a directed assault and not a bank foreclosure. He had seen our evidence of fraud and believed us previously, but he just needed to see for himself that the bank was really out to get us and that some money could not resolve the problem. We have no idea what caused Sheriff Goetz to ignore all our evidence and sell out his fellow Americans to the bank. Money? Threats? Blackmail for some bad choice he made in a trip to Boise? Promises of grandeur and political advancement? Crony capitalism directives slithering down from the top? We may never know. However, what we do know is this attack on our homeland has never been a money issue and was never just a foreclosure action. What we know is we made our payments despite JPMorgan Chase and PHH's attempts to prevent us from doing so. We were on time and current when PHH took over servicing. PHH violated firmly established laws and regulations in refusing all further payments, forging beneficial interest, and making a circus side show of Clearwater County courts. What we know is the only reason we were ever given for this attack was because of our our faith, and that this is JPMorgan Chase and PHH's way of punishing us for having what they consider to be unfavorable worldviews. What we know is America is in trouble. If our ranch can be taken from us, when all truth, facts, and evidence fully and completely support our claims in their entirety, no home or financial portfolio in America is safe any longer. What we know is our ranch has lots of development potential and evidence of underground resources that would motivate many evil men to seize it for unjust gain or utilize it in sinister schemes. Gathering accomplices to help commit their dastardly deeds has probably not been very difficult for the ringleaders. The only difficult part for them is This is our home. We want to keep it. We have and have always had the wherewithal to keep it. We have and are continuing to fight to keep it.

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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Theft and Vandalism
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Theft and Vandalism
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Theft and Vandalism
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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
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We have told the truth, obeyed all the laws, and tried to work within the system.
Clearwater County did not miss a beat in planning their attack. They even had their own personal media representative from a Lewiston newspaper to write a pre-planned story, and a visiting self-proclaimed mortgage expert available to tell the American patriots on the worldwide web, the eviction was warranted. Neat, tidy little narratives were printed to paint Clearwater County as superheroes and try to defame our character and silence our story so the banks and their accomplices can all stay of out jail for doing what they did, and have done, to us. Unfortunately for the bad boys and girls who have colluded together to attack us, the truth remains the truth whether or not they want it to. And...we are resolutely determined to keep standing with the Truth. What actually happened is the "eviction" did not occur without anyone being injured or hurt or tragedy not occurring. The officers, movers, and JPMorgan Chase bank agents on site were malicious, destructive, threatening, and abused us, our ranch, and our rights with excessive police force and brutality. Sheriff Goetz did not flawlessly execute some brave attack plan. He knew in advance no resistance efforts were in place and that it was not our intention to initiate any armed conflict against he or his men. In fact, he and his deputies had been invited for barbecue, pie and music in the evenings if the banksters ever tried to initiate a standoff. He had our personal assurances no rudeness or disrespect would be allowed on ranch toward he, or his men, by anyone standing with us if they came up. We had "laughed with him" about us building Idaho potato cannons and fighting back with Nerf guns so the media would have to cover our story and the truth could finally get out of what the banks were doing to us. We thought,surely even the fake media who has been burying our story for years, would not be able to resist a story about a family in Idaho trying to save their family ministry ranch with potatoes and nerf guns. We even talked about he and his men coming up to the ranch when all of this was over for an Officer Appreciation Play Day. At all times, we continued to tell him we did not want to be a problem, our desire was for a peaceful resolution, we were available to answer any questions or explain anything that came up, and we wanted to make sure everything remained good between us. We told him about our football field sized In God We Trust in our hay field and 40 foot USA river rock artwork by our houses. Sheriff Goetz had encouraged us to get as many people as we could to come, like a thousand, on the property if the banks initiated an ejectment or eviction so he could decline to serve any orders he received.

The banks broke all the laws and the Idaho law enforcement helped them commit armed robbery and domestic terrorism against us.
We repeat what happened in Clearwater County is not a foreclosure or an eviction. A racketeering scheme was collusively executed through the betrayal of a sheriff and by Clearwater County and the State of Idaho acting on behalf of private corporations (i.e. banksters and mortgage robbers) who have been publicly convicted of millions of fraudulent and wrongful foreclosures. We believe this attack was a practice run to see what the American people will allow, and all Americans should be alarmed at what has been allowed. This armed scourge constituted persecution, oppression, tyranny, and the end of property rights in America. Do you still have your home? So should we. Did you spend Thanksgiving and Christmas 2019 in your private property? We spent it on the side of the road overlooking ours. Are you naive enough to believe that since you have done nothing wrong your private property is unable to be taken from you? So were we. Wake up, America. You are only still in possession of your home because the banksters have not come for you yet. On November 12, 2019, it happened to us. Today, tomorrow, or someday soon, it could happen to you.

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
Our 911 responders gave the keys to our ranch to our enemies and abusers.
Our possessions, including all legal notebooks, fraud documentation, evidence, case files, and corruption documentation were then handed over to opposing counsels and the very criminals we have been fighting for over a decade. Yes, this happened in America, the country who claims to be the land of fair play. With assault rifles drawn, our fellow countrymen ignored the fact no trial has ever occurred and forcibly removed a family member on the property and dispossessed our natural born American family of our private property and personal belongings. After our buildings were maliciously damaged and injured, and our safety, security, and privacy violated, these police powers then flippantly and inconceivably surrendered possession to corporations known nationally and internationally for foreclosure fraud. The keys to our ranch were given to an agent working for JPMorgan Chase. For those of you who have followed our story, every act corroborated the fraud and maliciousness we have been sharing for years. The day ended in horrible tragedy for our family. More of our story will be shared as time allows. We do want to thank those of you who came and stood in the freezing winter rain with us. We believe you and the thousands who were praying saved our lives to fight another day. This battle is not over. We have only yet begun to fight. We are maintaining a prayer vigil as watchmen of what is rightfully ours on a hillside above our ranch. We are resolutely committed to standing our ground until our property and our personal belongings are returned to us and our good name is cleared.

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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
They seized our personal belongings.
So much was destroyed in the raid. Heirlooms, special memories, tools, trades, personal belongings, and private property were damaged, soiled, gashed, pillaged, looted, and maliciously marred, broken, and destroyed. The safety and security of our livestock was compromised. Many lost their lives. Five moving truck loads of our personal belongings were transported out of Idaho and into the State of Washington. Some belongings are still on the property. Our Ford 15-passenger van and custom built flatbed trailer were moved to an impound location. Orofino Body Shop and A1 Lock and Key crossed No Trespassing signs to help law enforcement steal our personal property on behalf of an opposing party of a lawsuit. For the record, our family requested both companies refuse to enter our private property or steal our personal belongings. We were told they were just following orders.

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
We chose to be still and wait on God.
Friends, family, neighbors, and concerned patriots gathered around a campfire with us to keep warm. It was a cold, rainy wet day - low thirty's. Horrible day for moving. Actually, every day is an illegal day to forcibly remove someone from their home. We prayed, sang, discussed the injustice of everything happening, recognized what was happening proved America is in a Constitutional crisis, and waited for the State of Idaho to end their staged terrorist event. There was really nothing else productive any of us could do. Trying to enter the property perimeter would have only rendered us the invaders. Being still and waiting on God and a new day to stand for justice was the wisest, most responsible decision that could be made in the situation we found ourselves in. Though it was arguably one of the hardest days we have ever endured, we chose the highest road available and walked in grace and the peace that passes all understanding that somehow, some way, some day, everything will still work out for good. Before God and man, we have walked this entire journey through the injustice system the best way we knew how. We have refused to be lured into breaking any laws (God or mans) and have diligently fought to prevent our desires and rights for just restitution to be exploited. Certainly, there was nothing more we could have done to work within the American system of justice to find relief and recourse for what has happened to us. Judicial tyranny, systemic corruption, procedural manipulation, and regulatory failure have negated our efforts. The banks have not "won" in court, nor can they when a fair, just, and lawful judgment is ultimately rendered. What happened is a local sheriff accepted a $40 check to dispossess us, plus whatever else has changed hands, then used the police powers of the State of Idaho to harm, injure, damage, and punish his fellow citizens. Just following orders...yes, history repeats itself.

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It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
This was a punishment, not an eviction or ejectment.
Neighbors offered to store our personal belongings at their ranch, but Clearwater County refused. We requested opportunity to get a stay, but Clearwater County refused. We pointed out the expired writ required the Sheriff to serve us and leave, and that he had not, but Clearwater County ignored their breach of duty. We communicated the Sheriff was acting without a warrant, and the alleged writ, that had never been served, ordered the Sheriff to cause the Defendant, which was us, to remove our personal belongings. No authority was given to him to remove our personal belongings unless we had been given opportunity, and until we failed, to remove them first. Clearwater County told us we were evicted and were not going back on the property or gaining access to our personal belongings. The alleged writ ordered all our belongings to be removed to a safe location. Clearly, all our belongings were not removed and what was removed was handled maliciously, with intent to harm, damage, and injure us, and to purposefully deny us the future enjoyment of our special possessions. We know you should never assign malice where incompetence will do; but the moving of our belongings far exceeded negligence, ignorance, or incompetence. Can you imagine five moving trucks without one moving blanket? Ask yourself, if this case has been going on for years and the judgment was in appeal, why was it so important to raid the property in the freezing rain just before Thanksgiving and Christmas? Why not wait for a good moving day? Why haul our belongings hours away and across state lines? Why destroy everything? Why not sell or give the items away rather than rendering them unusable? Why? This was a punishment and another foiled attempt to beat us into submission, to make us walk away from this fight, and let mortgage terrorists get away with all they have done to us and others. Clearly, this was not the restitution of a property to a bank. Anyone who tries to tell you differently should have their motives and loyalties carefully scrutinized to make sure they have clean hands.

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Our frozen food was brought to us in garbage bags on the side of the road.
We were denied all access to our personal belongings - toothbrushes, Bibles, pajamas, our firewood, anything practical. Again, all of this was happening outside the order of the court. The only thing we had was what we had worn and taken with us in the van in our rush to meet with the sheriff that morning. Late in the evening we were offered our frozen goods, but not the freezers holding the food. Yes, we are serious. Clearwater County refused to allow us to have our freezers or do the logical thing and wait until morning so we could buy freezers to plug in at neighbors when stores opened. We were told to take the food right then or we would not be allowed access to it at all. Friends and neighbors scrambled to find space in freezers around the county and in neighboring counties. Our freezers (over 60 cubic feet) were emptied into our black plastic garbage bags and delivered to us on the side of the road late that night. Some of our home canned goods were brought up as well. They were placed into boxes we have meticulously protected for years and driven down a bumpy, pot-hole laden road in a dirty moving truck to bring them up the hill to us. Much was damaged. All usefulness to us was ruined by their handling of it. Even in the return of some of our food and harvest, there was no evidence or resemblance of any attempt to be, do, or act fairly, justly, or humanely toward us, our family, our private property, or our rights as American citizens. Their actions were really just a show of power and force. How scary this should be to all Americans.

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
We have stood for around a decade because we believe it is the right thing to do.
We stood on the side of the road hand-in-hand and sang while Idaho law enforcement and their hired American mercenaries ceremoniously drove past us in a militaristic style parade. Our family held hands and sang as they drove by. Listen to Nickerson Family "Raid" Music. When the moving vans drove away with our pajamas, toothbrushes, Bibles, and lifetimes of special memories and family heirlooms, their trucks carried with them our belief that the American Dream or freedom and justice for all still exist in America. We at least know they do not for our family, the Nick and Donna Nickerson Family. No Americans could have invested more time, effort, resources, or sacrifices in fulfilling all obligations and responsibilities regarding their ranch and private property than we have. No Americans could have asked for help with the right spirit and attitude more than we have. We have told the truth. We have done nothing wrong. We have committed no act or inaction to warrant or justify our property being taken from us. We have stood for a decade in the face of extreme adversity to save our ranch and honorably protect our fellow Americans from it happening to them. Why? Because it was the right thing to do. Public officials from all three branches of government with the authority and responsibility to get involved were informed of the grave miscarriages of justice we were suffering and have suffered. We asked for their help. They did nothing, but stand by as our Constitutional rights were revoked without cause, right, or authority in, through or by the law. We have shared our story with America. America has not stepped forward to stop our abusers. Our hope and prayer is God will render to every man according to his deeds. Do we still believe America is a free country? How could we? Would you? Do you?

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
The Sheriff could have stopped the unlawful sale of our property.
We asked Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz not to sell our ranch on August 28, 2017. We showed him evidence of fraud and pled with him to investigate further. Friends and neighbors also approached him to request he stop the sale. Because he could see the fraud and did not want to hold an unlawful sale, he asked Clearwater County Prosecutor Clayne Tyler how he could stop the sale. He told us Clayne Tyler threatened to hold him personally liable if he did not go back outside and sell the property. He was unwilling to put his own personal interests at risk so he held a sale when he saw it was fraudulent.

Instead of prosecuting crimes, he sold our property and helped empower our abusers.
Postponing the sale could have given us the time we needed to save our Idaho ministry ranch and end this assault on our family long ago. We could have reached back to the District Court to stay the sale with additional filings, moved the case to higher and different courts, escalated the oversight of the crimes to Washington D.C., required the sale to be lawfully executed, secured funds or other buyers for the sale, had the time to at least be able to try and save our ranch. Sheriff Goetz ignored crimes that had been committed in his county and irregularities with the sale that made holding it unlawful, unenforceable, and non-binding. Despite all these conflicts with justice, he went ahead and held the sale to prevent any personal cost for him. He refused to stop, pause, or reschedule the sale to investigate further. As a result, the sale was unlawfully held and executed. His decisions that day have ultimately resulted in him betraying us and violating our Constitutional rights. It also nullified our rights to redemption and resulted in a void and invalid Sheriff's Deed being issued in the name of PHH. It has also caused him to order the deputies who work for him and follow his leadership to hurt and injure their fellow Americans. It has caused him to summon State police from surrounding areas to dutifully follow his orders and help compound damages and injuries caused by crimes committed against us. At his lead, these officers, acting as police powers of the State of Idaho, entered the private property of American citizens. They, or those they allowed to have access to our possessions, vandalized, pillaged, broke, destroyed, and burned our personal possessions. All officers on site were acting against law abiding citizens and for banks convicted around the country for millions of wrongful foreclosures and foreclosure fraud activity.

We have prayed for our officers.
We have prayed for and with Sheriff Goetz and the officers who invaded our ranch for years. We have prayed for their safety as they performed their duties, their warmth when it was cold, their comfort when it was hot, their families when they were injured, their good days when times were tough, their hurts when we heard they were hurting, their needs to be abundantly met. We have prayed for their character to always do what was right, and their hearts to remain innocent. We have prayed God would show them how important their service to our community was to us and other law abiding Americans. We have waved as they drove by and looked for opportunities to say words of encouragement to them when we saw them in town. We have thanked them repeatedly for their service. We have prayed for God to bless their service and their families for their service. We have made them berry pies with berries just like the ones they pulled out of freezers and delivered to the side of the road.

We have supported law enforcement.
Our family proactively supports and has supported law enforcement around the country all our lives. However, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we feel the need to publicly and firmly reject the actions of the police powers of the State of Idaho on November 12, 2019, and all days since. Idaho law enforcement has committed acts in regards to our family, the Nick and Donna Nickerson Family, that are not lawful, moral, ethical, honorable, or conceivable. We believe every badge that has participated in any of these actions has defiled the dignity of their uniforms and violated any pledges, oaths, or personal commitments they have made to support the Constitutions of the United States or the State of Idaho. Our property was seized outside of court authority and in violation of our Constitutional rights. Our personal belongings were removed without us having opportunity to remove them ourselves when we had specifically clarified with the local sheriff we would have opportunity to do so if we were ever ordered to vacate the ranch. Our possessions were maliciously damaged, broken, and destroyed when no authority of the court had or could authorize such actions.

A star we knew as a badge of honor became a badge of betrayal.
The officers who participated in this attack on November 12, 2019, committed grave miscarriages of justice against us. By their actions and inactions, they became accomplices to what has happened and is happening. We were instructed over and over in Washington D.C. to maintain possession of our ranch at all cost. Those who penned the laws and regulatory requirements are the ones who told us to stay. We were repeatedly told the only way we could stop the unlawful seizure was to maintain possession. We are still maintaining proof of legal possession even though crooks and cops have physically dispossessed us. We are not willingly estranged from our property and have held a perpetual vigil on the hillside above it since November 12th, to remove all doubt or false claims of abandonment. What the participating officers did to us was wrong. What we have fought against and have taken a stand for is right. We still pray for them daily. Only now, we are praying God will convict them for destroying our family's trust, security, and personal possessions and compel them to step forward and share what happened with the proper authorities.

As anyone who has ever picked and preserved berries can attest, the berry harvest at our Idaho Ranch represents a lot of hard work and significant time investment. Our family eats and serves a lot of berries to our friends, friends, and guests. We make quantities of fruit salads, jellies, pies, breads, granolas, cobblers, cakes, cookies, smoothies, and many other berry delicious dishes. Fruit salads are a healthy daily addition to our breakfast meals, and we are always finding good ways to include them as a side dish at other meals. We have served our berries with many reading this report at our family table and have shared them as gifts to many of your family tables. We have even shared our homemade berry pies with the offices of the local law enforcement who raided our home and ranch.

When we asked officers who had violated our property boundaries, personal belongings, freedoms, rights, and liberties, if our berries were safe to eat, they responded that was a risk we would have to take. Would you?

These officers staged themselves for a war and just followed orders to seize our personal belongings. Our family begged many for their help. We asked them to call others for help. We gave them cards with our story. We explained the writ they were helping execute was not lawful. We notified them we had not been served or noticed we needed to remove our personal belongings. We shared our story with them and begged them to stop what was happening. No one stopped what was happening. No officer or public official we called tried to help. Not one.

By their own choices, every one of these officers is an accomplice to what happened to us on November 12, 2019. Every officer had an opportunity to make a difference to stop this tragedy.

Each officer could have asked to see the writ they were executing.
Each could have questioned whether we had been given the opportunity to remove our belongings ourselves.
Each could have asked us why we did not remove them if we had been instructed or ordered to do so.
Each could have found out we clearly understood we, and our possessions, were rightfully and lawfully on our property on November 12, 2019.
Each could have applied some common sense thinking to try and figure out why our family would have invested so much time, money, and resources in fighting this battle for around a decade if this foreclosure had any merit whatsoever.
Each could have researched and investigated what was happening when they heard our story around town.
Each could have let us show them our evidence, answer their questions and defend ourselves against all false accusations.
Each could have recognized we have been denied due process and a trial by jury.
Each could have considered only judicial tyranny could find us guilty without giving us a chance to prove our innocence.
Each could have asked if we needed food, drinks, or restrooms while we were held hostage on the side of the road for around 15 hours.
Each had the opportunity to stand for justice and freedom, but each chose not to. Each one chose to just follow orders.
Each one ignored the mandate, Thou shalt not steal.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Ephesians 4:28

But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. Colossians 3:25

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them...Matthew 7:12

We believe in doing unto others as you would have others do unto you. We did. We made our payments. We heroically fulfilled all obligations toward our property. We worked hard, increased our equity, and built our financial portfolio. We did the right thing even when others around us did not. We honored God, family, and country. We sought relief within the system. We expended great time, money, resources and efforts toward keeping the peace and trusted others to do the same as we fought to save our ranch.

This is what others did to us.

What type of moving company, property management group, property preservation contractors, banks, legal professionals, or Americans would participate in, allow, and help facilitate such a horrific attack on private property and such destruction of the personal possessions of an American family?

North American Van Lines - City North American Moving & Storage, Moscow, Idaho
Altisource
JAS Properties
Clearwater Log Home Restoration (aaw Blackmeyer Explosives & Fire Service, Firearm Silencer Distributor)
JPMorgan Chase
PHH Mortgage
Aldridge Pite, LLP (Moffat Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, Chartered; Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP; Just Law Office)
Police powers of the State of Idaho
Clearwater County public officials
Idaho state officials (all three branches)

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid




JPMorgan Chase, PHH, and their accomplices are stealing our ranch.
For years we have told Idaho courts PHH Mortgage is not the owner of our ranch and that PHH had no right or standing to foreclose on our ranch. Judge Michael Griffin granted summary judgment to JPMorgan Chase because he determined Chase was not the owner of our property and that they had no contract with us. Watch our chain of title video. He let Chase escape discovery that implicated them in criminal activity. He then granted PHH summary judgment claiming Chase HAD BEEN the owner and had sold it to PHH. The only rightful and lawful owner of this property is our family. The only ones in this entire battle who have followed the law is our family. Even fancy erase-the-track shoes cannot hide the truths of this matter. This is our property and all these invaders are trespassed.

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
International mortgage robbers and terrorists are attacking our family.
Was this what our founding fathers were thinking when they secured the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Do you think those who sacrificed and gave their lives to secure our freedoms of religious freedom, property rights, and due process would ever have imagined our family would be attacked in the ways we have on American soil? Do you think those who have fought for our flag to be free ever imagined it having to wave over such cruel and hateful acts on its own soil as it did on November 12, 2019, and every day since? We never thought it could happen to our family, until it did.

A father from another family was hired by JPMorgan Chase to be the keeper of the keys and to block us from returning to our ranch. Jim Meyers of Kooskia, Idaho, has made holding our ranch hostage and destroying our personal possessions a family affair. Jim Meyers and his oldest sons have been among the most frequent hired guns on our property preventing and blocking us from returning to our ranch and retrieving our personal possessions. Jim's background as an explosive's expert and firearms trader who sells silencers at Idaho gun shows is what most likely helped him secure the JPMorgan Chase role to forcibly remove our family and try to hurt and injure us as much as possible. He claims to be a family man - married with nine children. Younger kids, and others who have demonstrated hostility toward our family and cause, have accompanied him on our ranch without our consent. We are unsure if they are manning assault rifles for him as well. As we have watched the aggression, hostility, demeaning, and destructive attitudes of those who have entered and exited our ranch toward us and our personal possessions, we wonder how any amount of money, hatred for Christians, or disagreement with differing worldviews, could cause one American to rise up in arms against another. How could one father be so cruel as to burn and throw away the toys, memories, and special treasures of another father's children, especially when he knew they were waiting and praying up above him on a hillside for them to be returned? How could one family do this to another family when they knew this family was being stripped of their property rights without a trial by jury and that no judgment against their personal belongings even existed? Our family will probably never be able to understand. Maybe it is better than we cannot. Our children were taught honor, trust, integrity, truth, and justice at our Idaho Ranch. We wonder what Jim Meyers and others who may come after us are or will be teaching their family at our Idaho Ranch?




What were you doing on November 12, 2019?


What will you be doing when it happens to you?


They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Pastor Martin Niemoller


Justice will never be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin

And having done all, to stand.
And herein do we exercise ourselves, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
This is our ranch. We want to keep it. We have and have always had the wherewithal to keep it. We have and will continue to fight to keep it. We have committed no act or inaction to warrant or justify it being taken from us. This is persecution, oppression, and tyranny. Our homeland has been invaded without cause or right. We are standing because it is the right thing to do. We have chosen to remember every day is a new day and each new day is the day the Lord has made, and we will rejoice and be glad in it. What would you do if it happened to you? What will you do when it does?

It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid
It Happened To Us - Idaho Ranch Invasion and Raid



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